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Femi Gbajabiamila: DSS Begins Probe Into Shooting Of Abuja Vendor, Arrests Security Detail

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has given an update on an Abuja newspaper vendor, Ifeanyi Okereke, who died after being hit by a stray bullet from one of the security operatives from his envoy. According to him, the DSS detail, Abdullahi M. Hassan, has been handed to the Department of State Security (DSS) for…

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Femi Gbajabiamila Faces Backlash After Stray Bullet From His Security Detail Kills Abuja Vendor

Nigeria’s Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila is being slammed on social media after a stray bullet from one of his security aides  killed a newspaper vendor in Abuja. A Twitter user on Thursday had shared a viral video of the incident which showed an unidentified man bleeding to death as he was being held by another.…

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Femi Gbajabiamila Wants Federal Character Laws To Include Age, Gender & Religion

Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives, on Saturday proposed that the extant definition of Federal Character in the Nigerian constitution be reviewed. Gbajabiamila who made the remark while declaring open the Young Parliamentarians Forum (YPF) National Strategy Meeting and Retreat in Abuja, said the need has become more pertinent. “In thinking outside the box,…

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Lagos State’s Post-Riot Recovery May Cost Up To N1 Trillion

During a solidarity visit to Lagos, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila on Sunday condemned destruction caused by the #EndSARS protests and also sympathised with Nigerians killed before, during, and after the unrest. Gbajabiamila who led a delegation of lawmakers from the House of Representatives along with Southwest governors and ministers from the region vowed…

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#EndSARS: Gbajabiamila Won’t Approve 2021 Budget Without Compensation For Police Brutality Victims

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has disclosed he will not sign off on a 2021 budget that does not include adequate compensation for those who have suffered Police brutality in the last decade. Gbajabiamila also said he would also not sign the 2021 Appropriation Bill presently before the National Assembly if implementation of…

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#EndSARS: Senate President Ahmed Lawan Says ‘Time Has Come For Protests To Stop’

With protests across Nigeria nearing the 12-day mark, Senate President Ahmed Lawan on Saturday called for an end to anti-police brutality protests even as law enforcement officers continue to intimidate and threaten demonstrators. Protests have erupted daily around the world regarding the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). They are now are punctuated with more demands including, calling for…

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Akpabio Reveals The Names Of Lawmakers Linked To NDDC Contracts

Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio who has been in the center of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) probe has recently named some of the National Assembly members who were awarded contracts by NDDC. This comes after the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila gave the the Minister 48-hours to reveal the lawmaker names or risk the wrath…

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House Of Reps Give Akpabio ’48 Hours’ To Unveil Lawmakers Awarded NDDC Contracts

Amid the Niger Delta Development Commission’s public hearing, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has given the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, 48 hours to name the lawmakers who were awarded contracts from commission. Akpabio on Monday had said before a House committee that 60 per cent of the contracts awarded by…

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APC Crisis: Oshiomhole Accepts NWC Dissolution, Pledges Loyalty To Buhari

The suspended National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has pledged his unshaken loyalty to the President Muhammadu Buhari while reacting to the decision of National Executive Committee (NEC) dissolving the party’s National Working Committee. Briefing journalists on Saturday in Abuja, the ex-chairman said he has formally accepted the dissolution under his leadership…

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House Of Representatives Dismiss Castration As Punishment For Rapists

On Thursday June 4, members of the House of Representatives, rejected castration as punishment for rape convicts. According to LIB, the suggestion was made by Hon James Faleke during a debate on the motion of increased sexual violence against women particularly the rape and murder of two girls in Oyo and Edo states recently.  The lawmakers who…

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